New York – Retailer Story has joined forces with North American supermarket chain Target to create its Christmas concept Home for the Holidays.
The New York store, famed for integrating its products into themed interior designs that change every four to eight weeks, now stocks 300 Target products, curated by Story founder and owner Rachel Shechtman.
Target has approached the partnership as a way to learn from Story’s innovative merchandising approach as it looks to refine its store portfolio and develop new retail concepts.
‘What excites me about this is that a typical Target store is organised by category,’ Julie Guggemos, Target’s senior vice-president of product design and development, said in a statement. ‘Here it’s about discovery. We’re learning from this and could use it at City Target or Target Express.’
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